Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine’s weekend recap – part 1

Friday, Geof and I headed to Uncasville, Connecticut for the weekend. We were really supposed to go on Thursday, but the snow trapped us in. We made it up there around 4pm and were able to settle in before getting ready to head over to the Mohegan Sun Casino to see SafetySuit perform in the Wolf Den. We planned this trip a few weeks back when we saw that they were playing there. Geof became a quick fan after we went to the show in Philly and obliged my request to make this a Valentine’s weekend getaway.


Me with the band - Jeremy, Tate, Moi, Doug and Dave

We headed over to the casino in style, as our hotel offered complimentary limo service to and from Mohegan Sun. We arrived around 7:15pm and waited in line for awhile. It was a free show and we were lucky to get seated at a table right up front. That may have had something to do with me pleading with the host and the couple in front of us giving up their seats since they knew I was a huge fan (they heard me talking about how great the band was while we were in line). I thanked them profusely and sent them over some drinks once we finally got settled. We sat with four other people and became friends fast. We were with a couple from New York, Brian and Crystal and a mom and her daughter, Emily and Kristen. Kristen shares my love for the band and we had a great time.


Geof with the guys...I cut Dave off by accident!

SafetySuit came on around 9pm and rocked the house for about an hour. They played all of my favorite songs off their album, Life Left To Go and I was at the edge of the stage the entire time. Geof being the sweet and wonderful husband that he is rocked out from his chair and took some photos for me. The band has so much energy and was incredible, as usual. They performed a song called, You Don’t See Me that is going to be on their next album. This song is amazing! The band stayed after the show (just like they did in Philly) to meet their fans. They were just as nice as before and so down to earth. They’re incredibly modest and all around great guys. When you talk to them you can tell that they love what they do and appreciate their fans. I’ll continue to support these guys as long as they keep making music. You just feel good when you leave the show and that is the only way I can really describe it.


Doug


Jeremy


Dave


Tate


Doug

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You Don't See Me...If you don’t want to hear the back story, the song starts @ 1:50

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Down from the concert on Friday

After the concert, Geof and I had a late dinner at Bobby’s Burger Palace (Bobby Flay restaurant). It may be one of the best burgers that I have ever had. We played some slots and then headed back to the hotel. From Friday alone, the 4-hour drive was totally worth it! Here is my review from the SafetySuit concert in Philadelphia if you're interested.

P.S. Sorry I’ve been absent this week. With work, the snow and getting ready for this trip, I’ve been swamped. I’ll be around to catch up with everyone as A.S.A.P! There is also still time to enter some of the giveaways below.

17 comments:

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

what a fun trip so far! so glad the snow didn't keep you from going altogether! it is so neat to meet performers who are down to earth and fun!

Preppy 101 said...

What an awesome time!! So glad everything was just perfect for you! Would love to have one of those burgers! yummy. xoxo

AndreaLeigh said...

you look gorgeous j! have you lost weight?

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

how fun Jules! Sounds like a great Valentine's!

Gina said...

What an awesome weekend!! Glad you had so much fun.

Jo said...

What a fun evening! You were in my backyard ~ we live 10 minutes away. We love Bobby's burgers. My fav is the bleu cheese burger ~ so good! Glad you both had a fun weekend.

Jo

Gwen said...

What a fun weekend!!! I'm glad you had a great time and that you made it home safely!!! You are looking fabulous too!!! Love ya girl!! XOXO

Lindsey said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

MCW said...

SaftySuite should hire you do do their PR!
Glad you had a great weekend...xo

Lindsey said...

How fun!!!!!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Lucky girl! And fun weekend as always! Looking forward to part 2!

Katie said...

how fun!!!!! Glad you had a great time!!

Tasha said...

What an amazing Valentine's weekend! Looks like you had a blast at the concert!

Annie said...

sounds like you had such a great trip!! complimentary limo service, bonus!! ;)
great pictures hun, you look fab!!
this band seems really cool and fun!
hope you had a good monday!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! What a fun weekend Jules!
You look so pretty with your long hair.

Thank you very much for entering my LL giveaway sweet friend! The necklace would be perfect for you I must say. *Smiles*

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Heather said...

I grew up 1 mile from the now Mohegan Sun, so it is fun to see how much it has changed. I remember when it was a pizza parlor and land w/trees. Glad you had fun.

Trish said...

HOLY AWESOMENESS!!!! :)